• Print as Print Can

    Cautious administrators will want to make sure a Linux installation is still working as intended after an update. A simple test suite offers that assurance.

  • Stairway to the Cloud

    As a simple and reliable command-line backup utility that supports popular cloud storage services, rclone makes a perfect tool for maintaining an off-site backup of your data. This article can help you to get started.

  • Process Finder

    Pgrep is a valuable tool for tracking down processes.

  • Checkmate

    Powerful and flexible chess programs have been scarce on Linux. But PyChess sees the free operating system checkmate other platforms.

News and Articles

  • Click Clack

    The "If This Then That" web service lets you simply click together home automation components, instead of laboriously integrating them via their APIs. However, you still have to open the hood for the nitty gritty where applicable.

  • Well Filtered

    One of the most common tasks when working on computers involves browsing texts for search patterns. Here, ICgrep offers a modern, parallel, and Unicode-enabled alternative to the classic grep.

  • The Filer

    The ext filesystem celebrates its 25th birthday next year. A brief tour of ext history will give you some insights into how this classic Linux filesystem works – and how it has evolved to meet users' needs.

  • Revolutionary

    ZFS is a first-class filesystem for big iron, but for various reasons, it is still waiting for widespread Linux adoption.

  • Pocket Linux

    Maru OS provides a desktop Debian on a smartphone.

  • Unwind

    A simple Bash shell script can be a very powerful tool: Relax-and-Recover generates rescue media from running systems, takes care of backups, and helps when migrating computers to new hardware or converting to virtual machines.

  • On the DVD

    Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" Mate and Clonezilla Live 2.4.6-25

  • Secure Play

    Firejail makes sandboxing as easy as typing eight letters in front of a command.

  • New Butter

    The Btrfs filesystem offers advanced features such as RAID, subvolumes, snapshots, checksums, and transparent compression, but do desktop users really need all that power?

  • NEWS

    Updates on technologies, trends, and tools